The Stuttgart Main Station

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Changes after Reconstruction

After reconstruction, the gradual disregard of the building began. Thus the station was decoupled bit-by-bit from the urban landscape by a series of changes. The station square became a traffic lane, and the axis of Koenigstrasse was interrupted by a new road-layout, with the result that the building became an island. The installation of trendy light-metal doors and inappropriate plastic or aluminium windows with no sash-bars perforates the aesthetic closeness of the facades, as do different fixtures, kiosks and rampant advertising in the interior. The original spatial effect can now only be experienced in historical photos.

Even 21 years after the station was listed as a monument (in 1987) in accordance with paragraph 12 of the Monument Protection Law as a cultural monument of special significance (Stuttgart´s Weissenhofsiedlung is also rated in this top category), no comprehensive survey exists, nor is there an overall creative concept.
 

Inappropriate: trendy light-metal door
Inappropriate: trendy light-metal door

 

 

At the north exit, the tasteless descent to the Klettpassage robs the station of its front end
At the north exit, the tasteless descent to the Klettpassage robs the station of its front end
 

Cheap: the furnished pillar-hall
Cheap: the furnished pillar-hall
 

Crossing paths: the canopy cuts insensitively into the window openings
Crossing paths: the canopy cuts insensitively into the window openings

Ruinous: Neglect of normal upkeep measures is leading to the dilapidation of the building substance at platform 16
Ruinous: Neglect of normal upkeep measures is leading to the dilapidation of the building substance at platform 16

 

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» The Architects Bonatz & Scholer

» Development of the Design and Construction

» Description of the building and its urban integration

» Destruction in World War II and Reconstruction

» Changes after Reconstruction

» Categorisation in building history

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